Wendy Wilson, President
Wendy Wilson has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance. She currently works as a Realtor® with 45th Parallel Realty, representing both buyers and sellers. In addition to her work in real estate, she owns an accounting and finance business that serves corporations and small businesses. Wendy joined the HAVEN Board of Directors in 2012 and is proud to be the Board President of such a dynamic group of people dedicated to engaging our community to end domestic violence. She knows that only by our community shining light on the issue of domestic violence and supporting survivors can we end this pandemic in our society. In addition to her work on the HAVEN Board of Directors, Wendy has served on the Gallatin Association of Realtors Board of Directors and Heart of the Valley Board of Directors. When not busy with HAVEN and work, Wendy enjoys reading, cooking, flyfishing and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
Sharon Navas, Vice-President
Sharon Navas is the principal of Meadowlark Elementary in Bozeman and has spent over three decades working in education. Sharon joined the HAVEN Board of Directors in 2009 and is currently serving as the Board Vice President. As a life-long educator, she sees the effects of violence on families and children firsthand, and believes that it is only through community engagement that we can have an impact on reducing violence. Sharon enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking, camping, gardening and watching her favorite sports teams – MSU Bobcats, Cornhuskers and Yankees – compete.
Dixie Lucero, Secretary
Dixie Lucero is a licensed clinical professional counselor who has served on the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, served as a facilitator for Managed Care of Montana and worked as a Guardian Ad Litum for adolescents. Dixie joined the HAVEN Board of Directors in 2014 and is currently serving as the Board Secretary. She believes that to end domestic violence, we must engage our community and support every avenue of prevention. When not busy advocating for HAVEN and survivors, Dixie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and making jewelry.
Stephanie Mundt, Treasurer
Stephanie Mundt owns her own consulting and bookkeeping business, as well as a lawn care and snow removal business. A HAVEN Board member since 2012, Stephanie serves as the HAVEN Board Treasurer. She believes raising awareness of domestic violence and bystander intervention are crucial ways in which our community can help end domestic abuse. When not busy working or volunteering, Stephanie enjoys running, skiing and wakeboarding.
Sherine Fernando is a family law attorney with Kasting, Kauffman & Mersen, P.C. and is a trustee on the New Lawyers Section of the Montana State Bar. Sherine joined the HAVEN Board of Directors in 2015, and believes education is one of the most important steps to reducing domestic violence in our community. She looks forward to HAVEN’s programming expansion and the creation of the new facility. Born and raised in Montana, Sherine enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing and boating on Montana’s lakes in the summer with her dogs and family.
William “Dab” Dabney is the president of both The Dabney Company and Alliance Property Management. His service on nonprofit boards includes The Emerson Center for Arts & Culture, Museum of the Rockies and the Whirling Disease Foundation. He has decades of experience and numerous awards for the design and landscaping of low-income housing, and helped coordinate major improvements at the Emerson Cultural Center. Dab joined the HAVEN Board of Directors in 2015 and believes increasing community awareness of domestic violence is a critical step in addressing the problem. He enjoys traveling abroad, golfing and flyfishing.
Jessica Van Voast
Jessica Van Voast is a CPA and manager at Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co., P.C. and devotes much of her free time to volunteering for nonprofit fundraising events, participating in leadership programs and volunteering with her state professional society. She joined the HAVEN Board of Directors in 2015. Jessica believes that if we educate the community and change our culture about the subject of domestic violence, we can work toward preventing it, thereby saving our community unnecessary expense and providing a safe place for everyone. She is excited for HAVEN to expand its community outreach and community education efforts. Jessica and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors with their 16 month-old daughter and their two Golden Doodles.
Steve is the Police Chief at the Bozeman Police Department. Steve has served the community for over 21 years beginning his career as a patrol officer in 1994. He cares deeply for Bozeman and those who call it home and works to resolve public safety concerns through partnerships with community members. As a police officer, Steve has seen the effects of domestic violence on survivors first hand. Steve joined the board at HAVEN to help with the work to augment services available to domestic violence survivors and support HAVEN’s mission to reduce the impact of domestic violence on survivors, family members and the community. When he’s not on duty he enjoys fly fishing, floating, hiking, camping, live music and spending time with his wife and son.
Mike Van Vuren
Mike Van Vuren is the principal of Hyalite Elementary in Bozeman and has spent over 17 years working in education. Mike joined the HAVEN Board of Directors in 2015 and is excited to learn and contribute to the great work HAVEN has been charged with doing. As an educator, Mike has worked with many students and families who have had to deal with the trauma of domestic violence. He would like to help form partnerships within the community that will promote the development of a common understanding around the effects domestic violence can have within a community.